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Scottish mussel hatchery project receives international boost8th June 2017

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An innovative project to get Scottish mussels to spawn in a hatchery environment has received an international boost with a visit from Tasmanian partners Spring Bay Seafoods – operators of one of the world’s few commercial-scale mussel hatcheries. The partners first met during a four-day fact-finding mission to Spring Bay […]

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£1m boost for aquaculture supply chain innovation13th March 2017

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A £1 million pilot programme to boost innovation in aquaculture in the Highlands and Islands is set to go ahead. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding package and will run the programme in conjunction with the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The 30-month pilot is expected to […]

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Non-medicinal sea lice control takes another step forward30th June 2016

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The drive to control sea lice through non-medicinal approaches has taken another step forward with the start of a new £2.12m lumpsucker project, co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). News of the project – a collaboration between industry partners Marine Harvest Scotland, the Scottish Salmon Company, Otterferry Seafish, […]

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SAIC-supported cleaner fish project scoops innovation award3rd June 2016

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Scottish Sea Farms was last night crowned winner of the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award for Innovation for its pioneering approach to sea lice control – an approach co-funded by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). Involving the co-habitation of farmed salmon with commercially-farmed wrasse that eat sea lice, […]

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Dingwall-based SME aces the SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Award27th May 2016

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Ace Aquatec, the Dingwall-based SME responsible for the Hume Stunner Universal (HSU), has been announced winner of the inaugural Aquaculture Innovation Award, sponsored by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The announcement was made at the Aquaculture UK Gala Dinner, following days’ worth of sifting, shortlisting and scoring by a judging […]

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Scoping study to help shape proposed Centre of Excellence for Scottish aquaculture23rd May 2016

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A new two-phase scoping study, initiated by the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in partnership with Highlands and Island Enterprise (HIE), will launch later this week at Aquaculture UK, canvassing industry opinion on a proposed Centre of Excellence. As lead sponsors of Aquaculture UK 2016, SAIC will launch phase one […]

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Innovative approach to ultrasound could increase salmon harvest volumes19th May 2016

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The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has launched the first of its Rapid Response projects with an initiative that will explore the potential of a novel approach to ultrasound to delouse farmed salmon and, ultimately, increase harvest volumes. The six-month project brings together industry partner Pulcea with academic partners from […]

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SAIC to co-fund industry internships and help add to skills bank4th May 2016

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*DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO 14 JUNE 2016* The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is inviting applications from businesses large and small for funding support with BSc, MSc and PhD graduate internships. The co-funded internships are the latest in a series of initiatives designed to support the Scottish Aquaculture 2030 Vision for […]

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Spring 2016: Joanna Gosling, month three28th April 2016

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My third and final month at SAIC has been the busiest yet and was kick-started by the University of Stirling’s student-run aquaculture careers day. Thank you to all those who were involved as I came out of it with a real idea of what to expect from a career in aquaculture, […]

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Call for entries for the SAIC Aquaculture Innovation Award25th April 2016

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With exactly one month to go until Aquaculture UK 2016, the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is calling for entries for the Aquaculture Innovation Award. Open to SMEs and large companies alike working within Scottish aquaculture or an aquaculture-related sector, the award will honour one business that’s embracing innovation with tangible results. Explains SAIC […]

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